Arthur H. and Frank Crassweller

Arthur Crassweller. (Image: Duluth Public Library)

Arthur H. Crassweller, member of the firm of Crassweller & Crassweller, attorneys, of Duluth, was born in London, England, on July 25, 1858, and came to Ontario, Canada, with his parents at the age of eleven years. In 1885 he moved to St. Paul, Minn., and resided there until April, 1887, when he came to Duluth and entered the office of Mr. W. W. Billson. He was admitted to the bar in 1888. He entered into partnership in 1890 with Mr. C. O. Baldwin, which partnership continued for three years. In 1897 he and his brother, Frank Crassweller, formed a partnership under the firm name of Crassweller & Crassweller, which partnership still continues.

Mr. Crassweller served as city attorney for Lakeside from 1889 to 1892; he was assistant city attorney for Duluth from 1893 to 1894, and is now director and attorney of the American Exchange National Bank of Duluth.

Mr. Crassweller is a member of the Commercial Club of Duluth and also of the Duluth Boat Club.

In October, 1891, he was married to Miss Nellie A. Seaton, daughter of David G. Seaton, of Potosi, Wis. Mrs. Crassweller and their only child, Katherine, both died in April, 1909.

Frank Crassweller, attorney at law, is a member of the firm of Crassweller & Crassweller, of Duluth. He was born of English parents in the city of London, England, in 1856, coming to Ontario, Canada, in 1869, and to the United States in 1888. He was educated in private schools in England and in normal school, Toronto, Canada. He taught school in Ontario from 1880 to 1888. In 1888 he came to Duluth and entered the law office of Mr. Walter Ayers, and was admitted to the bar in 1889. In 1897 he entered into partnership with his brother, Mr. Arthur H. Crassweller, which partnership still continues. He was a member of the city council of Duluth from 1897 to 1900, was vice president in 1898, and president in 1899. He was also a member of the public library board from 1905 to 1908, and one of the directors of the Commercial Club of Duluth from 1904 to 1908, becoming its president in 1907. He is a member of the Minnesota Star Bar Association and of the Duluth Curling, Duluth Boat, and Commercial clubs, and of the Masonic order.

In 1885 he was married at Huron county, Ontario, Canada, to Miss Alison M. Douglas. They have a family of five, namely: Harold D., Frank H., Elsie I., Mark, and Allen.

 

Sources:

  • Woodbridge, Dwight and John Pardee, eds. History of Duluth and St. Louis County Past and Present Vols. 1 – 2. C. F. Cooper & Company, Chicago: 1922.
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